Category Archive: Books & Media

Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor?

Wedbenarnoldnesday November 2, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

We all think we know the story of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary War general who fought for the Continental Army but then defected to the British. Recalled mainly as a traitor for his 1780 defection, Arnold had risked his life and fortune for American freedom in courageous exploits between 1775 and 1778, when the dream of independence was at its most fragile.

This program will be presented at the Milford Town Hall Banquet Room. Please enter the Middle Street entrance next to the old ambulance bays and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

This program is funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Sign up today!

 

History Book Club – A Big Read Event

Wednesday October 19, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


Our selection this month is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in celebration of the NEA BIG READ. Our discussion will be facilitated by Bedford high school teacher and Steinbeck scholar Curt McDermott.

“First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930’s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity.”  Publisher Description

NEA Big Read is a program of the Narional Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest.This reading discussion is part of the NEA Big Read grant program funded by Fireseed Alliance, New Hampshire Humanities, Crotched Mountain and Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Open to the public.

Morning Book Group

Thursday October 13, 2016
10:00 AM until 11:15 AM


Our selection this month is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in celebration of the NEA BIG READ.

“First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930’s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Not’s evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity.”   Publisher Description

This reading discussion is part of the NEA Big Read grant program funded by Fireseed Alliance, New Hampshire Humanities, Crotched Mountain and Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

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